Apple has released official numbers from its hugely successful "100 Minutes to Jaguar" party (the event has been posthumously renamed "100 Minutes of Jaguar") this weekend. Apple opened up its 35 retail Apple Stores at 10:20 PM this past Friday night for pre-sales of Jaguar. According to the company, some 50,000 people attended the event across the country, which makes an average of 1,429 people per store (check out our coverage of the Valley Fair Apple Store event).
Apple has also announced that 100,000 copies of Jaguar were sold during the weekend, which includes pre-orders. According to a press release from Apple, this is a new record for Mac OS sales in a single weekend. From Apple:
Apple® today announced that more than 100,000 copies of Mac® OS X version 10.2 "Jaguar" were sold worldwide during its first weekend, setting a new record for Mac OS sales for a single weekend. More than 50,000 people visited Appleis 35 retail stores during Friday nightis "100 Minutes of Jaguar" launch event.
"Jaguar is our fastest out-of-the-gate OS release ever, and itis looking like a home run," said Steve Jobs, Appleis CEO. "The reviews are off the charts, and customers are raving about Jaguaris stability, speed, new features and Windows compatibility."
You can find more information on Jaguar at Appleis Web site.